I went to pool school and am trying to follow the Beginners Guide for Seasonal Pools on the startup chems.
pH of 6.8 and FC of 0 on fill water
Added 32 oz of 10% Chlorine (4 ppm target - I chickened out on 6 ppm because of the 3 ppm max highlighted on the packaging for safe swimming) circulated for 1 hour then let my kids swim.
I then added 8 oz of 100% Sodium Carbonate (pH up) and 12 oz of Trichlor (53.5%) Shock, they didn't have dichlor at the store.
pH of 7.2 and FC of 3 ppm this morning
I will hit it with some more NaCO3 tonight. Should I continue adding the 12 oz of Trichlor the next three nights to get the CYA up or do I need to go find some Dichlor for the remainder?
I am worried about continuing to add and let the kids swim. Will it be safe or will the FC get too high? Do they need to stay out until the process of getting the CYA to 30 ppm and then the FC drops back down over time?
Since I have had to deviate from the procedure outlined in the pool school I am unsure. Thanks, I don't want my kids getting hurt!